on the four-thirty

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Surinam del Nord

Senior Member
Español - España
Good morning,

I am reading a book where I have found the following sentence which I don't quite understand. The character comes from the races, very hungry, and says they haven´t had a thing since they celebrated a win on the four-thirty. I don't know if she's talking about the time (4:30) or about some rules concerning the races... I would go for the time, but I had never seen on the four-thirty as when we say at four-thirty...

Can anybody help me?

Thank you
  • sound shift

    Senior Member
    English - England
    It means "on the four-thirty race": the race that started at 16:30. It's an attributive use. She won the money on a race. Which race? The four-thirty race. This is pre-qualification (where Spanish uses post-qualification).
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